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Published July 13, 2023 Updated July 15, 2023

Jeu Tour de France 89 (Domex)

Cyclists from the Domex-Weinmann team who took part in the 1989 Tour de France.

1989 France France Cartes La Ducale Sports Add to Collection

Domex-Weinmann was the name of a short-lived team of cyclists which took part in the 1989 Tour de France. Depicted on the Kings, Jacks, Aces and Jokers are 14 named members of the Domex-Weinmann team; the other seven members are listed on one of the extra cards. An outline map of France has been superimposed on a team photo on all the Queens. The team did not do particularly well that year. The team’s most successful rider throughout 1989 was Thomas Wegmüller, though he only finished 100th in the 1989 Tour de France. Sadly, France Cartes could not spell his name correctly on one of the extra cards – “WEGMUUIR”!

Jeu Tour de France 89 (Domex) made by France Cartes (“Ducale”), Saint-Max, France, 1989 Jeu Tour de France 89 (Domex) made by France Cartes (“Ducale”), Saint-Max, France, 1989 Jeu Tour de France 89 (Domex) made by France Cartes (“Ducale”), Saint-Max, France, 1989
Jeu Tour de France 89 (Domex) made by France Cartes (“Ducale”), Saint-Max, France, 1989

Above: Jeu Tour de France 89 (Domex) made by France Cartes (“Ducale”), Saint-Max, France, 1989. 52 cards + 2 Jokers + 2 extra cards in tuck box. Size: 55.5 x 89 mm. © FRANCE CARTES – France 1989.

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By Roddy Somerville

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Roddy started collecting stamps on his 8th birthday. In 1977 he joined the newly formed playing-card department at Stanley Gibbons in London before setting up his own business in Edinburgh four years later. His collecting interests include playing cards, postcards, stamps (especially playing cards on stamps) and sugar wrappers. He is a Past President of the Scottish Philatelic Society, a former Chairman of the IPCS, a Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards and Curator of the WCMPC’s collection of playing cards. He lives near Toulouse in France.


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